Idea Exchange: No need to disturb patients when removing air bubbles from the IV line

Idea Exchange: No need to disturb patients when removing air bubbles from the IV line

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Nov 01, 2007
By dvm360.com staff

If you have an animal that is already comfortably hooked up to fluids and you see an air bubble or bubbles in the line, instead of disconnecting the fluids, stick a needle (any gauge) into one of the ports below the bubble and let the bubble run out through the needle. The pet can stay resting comfortably.

Denise Petrick, veterinary assistant
Chicago, Ill.